King Street, Manchester


King Street, Manchester

King Street is one of the most important thoroughfares of the city of Manchester, England. Once the centre of the north-west banking industry it is now predominantly an affluent shopping area.

Many notable buildings survive and are preserved in a conservation area.

*No 53: Lloyds TSB by Charles Heathcote, (1913)
*No 74: Northern Rock Building Society by Heathcote and Rawle, (1896)
*Nos 76-80: Prudential Assurance Offices by Alfred Waterhouse, (1888)
*No 81: Manchester Reform Club by Edward Salomons, (1870)
*No 82: Former Bank of England Building by C.R. Cockerell, (1845)
*Nos 84–86: Former Manchester and Salford Savings Bank by Richard Lane, (1842)
*Nos 88-96: "Ship Canal House", headquarters of the Manchester Ship Canal, by Harry S. Fairhurst, (1927)
*No 98: "Atlas Chambers" by Fairhurst and Michael Waterhouse, (1929)
*No 100: Midland Bank (HSBC) by Sir Edwin Lutyens, (1929)

King Street (along with Bridge Street) is considered Manchester's most upmarket shopping area; it includes stores such as Vivienne Westwood, Hermès, Whistles, Flannels, Gant, Karen Millen, Kookai, Emporio Armani, DKNY, Ted Baker, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Diesel, Livi's, Timberland, Calvin Klein Jeans, Polo Ralph Lauren, Max Mara, Adolfo Dominguez, Cecil Gee, Paul Smith, Joseph, Jaeger, Agent Provocateur, Mulberry, Thomas Pink, Reiss, Richard Creme, Aspecto, Crombie amongst others.

Some of these stores are on Bridge Street, but both streets are often referred to as 'King Street' by shoppers.

Gallery

External links

* [http://www.manchester.gov.uk/planning/heritage/conservation/upperking.htm Conservation area page from Manchester City Council]


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